Not only were they inseparable, traveling from NYC to Canada and Mexico together on a slew of occasions, but they also made it through Cory’s stint in rehab in March of 2013.
With the shocking news of the actor’s death at just 31, we’re taking a look back at how their relationship blossomed from friendship to real love. Later, Cory admits he was very “nervous” when he first met Lea because he thought she was very talented.
She said: 'At the start, it’s hard because you’re so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped.
Then gradually your mind catches up with your body.
September 2011 - July 2013Cory Monteith and Lea Michele started dating in the fall of 2011.
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The caption reads: "Not one day goes by...❤️ happy birthday"., Ann Mc Gregor paid tribute to her "amazing son", saying:"In the last few days I'm beginning to accept it. Until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory, so there's been progress."Cory's death from a drug overdose a year ago saw an outpouring of sadness from fans around the world, and from family, friends and his girlfriend, Lea Michele.
Asked about the advice she would give to other parents struggling with to help their children with drug addictions, Ann said: "I don't think we have power to change the choices they are making."I think with the kind of connection Cory and I had, if we couldn't prevent that situation, I don't have the answer [except] live every moment, grab every second."And in the heartbreaking interview, Ann revealed she had had a feeling that Cory would die tragically young, saying, "He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out - a lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father."I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder, they want to find out why," she added."I remember after Cory's first OD, the drive we took, and all I did was stare into his eyes and hug him and look at him because I wanted to know him because I knew I was not going to have him my entire life - I knew way back then."Here's hoping with time life will get easier for Ann, Lea and the many others who loved Cory. The show's creator Ryan Murphy simply wrote: "Miss you", alongside a photo.
“They are still friends and will always be friends.” November 2011: Mere months after Lea’s break up, rumors regarding her and Cory begin to run wild after the pair is seen looking quite close in the background of a Twitpic.
The picture, which showed Jenna Ushkowitz and Damiam Mc Ginty shooting a scene for the season 3 Christmas episode, was quickly removed.
Miss and love u everyday big bro Our Angel" and Kevin Mc Hale (who plays Artie) added: "It's been 1 whole year & it's still so surreal, but today is just a reminder of how damn great you were and how much you mean to us all.
❤️"Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina, posted the below photo to Instagram captioned:"365 days since you've gone and not a day passes we don't remember your smiling face. Thanks to everyone for your love and support today while we remember our quarterback". Along with the touching message, she tweeted a black and white picture of the two of them laughing together., she spoke about her loss:"At the start, it's hard because you're so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped.
We think of you always and love you so."It's two years since the actress now lives her new boyfriend, Matthew Peatz, whom she credits with making her happy again.
Lea Michele has remembered her late boyfriend Cory Monteith on the anniversary of his death yesterday by posting a photo of him driving and writing: "Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day.
February 2012: After years of speculation, Lea and Cory finally step out as a couple — it’s official!
The pair was seen enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day date in LA.